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Conflux Artist-in-Residence: expressions of interest invited

 

Conflux is seeking a local visual artist working with speculative fiction or pop culture concepts to apply for a three-day Artist-in-Residence spot at Conflux: Visions of Time Natcon, October 2-4, 2021 to be held at the Rex Hotel, Canberra.

 This opportunity is suitable for a visual artist who wants to be an active part of the vibrant Conflux community and spend time immersing themselves in everything the convention has to offer.

The successful applicant will receive free Conflux membership and a ticket to the banquet; be invited to present a talk/demonstration about themselves and their artwork; be offered space in the art show to display their work and be invited to participate in panels(s) on speculative fiction themed art as part of the convention program. 

How to Apply

To submit your Expression of Interest, send the following to catsparks (at) gmail.com by Friday 13th April 2021:

  1. Artist name
    2. 1 page CV/ bio
    3. Support material Links (images, website, etc)

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The Competitions page has been updated with additional details on the Art Show, including the entry form. (And a reminder - the Short Story Contest closes at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, MONDAY 31 JULY. So stop editing and hit "send").

Draft program is up!

Our draft program is now up on our Program page. There are still a few gaps we have left to fill, and some stuff may move around between now and September. But, please, have a look & let us know if there's anything we've missed you're dying to get on the schedule.

Workshop and panellist callout!

We are very close to putting up our draft program for Conflux 13. We've got a few gaps left, though, so this is your chance. Is there a panel topic you really want to see on the program? Do you want to volunteer to be on a panel or five? Do you have a great idea for a...

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This year Conflux is offering an extra creative outlet for those of you so inclined... Riffing off the theme of  Guest of Honour Ellen Datlow's 2015 anthology, The Doll Collection, we would like you to try and creep us right out by creating something horrible for our...

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Progress Report

The first (and only) Progress Report for Conflux 13 Grimm Tales is now available on the PR Page. Get all the news and final information on preparations for the convention there (or by clicking on this link).

One month to go!

There's exactly one month to go until Conflux kicks off at Hotel Vibe! Have you got your membership? If not, get out your credit card, because every full con membership purchased between 1 - 7 September will go in the draw to win a ticket to the Conflux Guest of...

Program updated!

Our almost-final program is up on our Program page - why not have a look? It is chock full of delicious spec fic goodness, just waiting for your delectation come the end of September. There may be a few minor tweaks between now and when our members arrive bright and...

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She's done it again, folks. Conflux 13 is squeeing wildly extends its most heartfelt congratulations to our international Guest of Honour, Ellen Datlow, for winning another Hugo Award. We're just so thrilled we can't even. Link to the full list of winners and nominees...

Art show details

The Competitions page has been updated with additional details on the Art Show, including the entry form. (And a reminder - the Short Story Contest closes at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, MONDAY 31 JULY. So stop editing and hit "send").

Draft program is up!

Our draft program is now up on our Program page. There are still a few gaps we have left to fill, and some stuff may move around between now and September. But, please, have a look & let us know if there's anything we've missed you're dying to get on the schedule.

Workshop and panellist callout!

We are very close to putting up our draft program for Conflux 13. We've got a few gaps left, though, so this is your chance. Is there a panel topic you really want to see on the program? Do you want to volunteer to be on a panel or five? Do you have a great idea for a...

Time to get your creepy creativity on…

This year Conflux is offering an extra creative outlet for those of you so inclined... Riffing off the theme of  Guest of Honour Ellen Datlow's 2015 anthology, The Doll Collection, we would like you to try and creep us right out by creating something horrible for our...

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This year Conflux 13 will be trying out a new venue! We'll be heading out to the brand new hotel Vibe, located just next to the Canberra airport. There is paid parking close by, with free parking available on Beltana Road in nearby Piallago if you don't mind a 5...

Progress Report

The first (and only) Progress Report for Conflux 13 Grimm Tales is now available on the PR Page. Get all the news and final information on preparations for the convention there (or by clicking on this link).

One month to go!

There's exactly one month to go until Conflux kicks off at Hotel Vibe! Have you got your membership? If not, get out your credit card, because every full con membership purchased between 1 - 7 September will go in the draw to win a ticket to the Conflux Guest of...

Program updated!

Our almost-final program is up on our Program page - why not have a look? It is chock full of delicious spec fic goodness, just waiting for your delectation come the end of September. There may be a few minor tweaks between now and when our members arrive bright and...

Ellen Datlow wins a Hugo!

She's done it again, folks. Conflux 13 is squeeing wildly extends its most heartfelt congratulations to our international Guest of Honour, Ellen Datlow, for winning another Hugo Award. We're just so thrilled we can't even. Link to the full list of winners and nominees...

Art show details

The Competitions page has been updated with additional details on the Art Show, including the entry form. (And a reminder - the Short Story Contest closes at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, MONDAY 31 JULY. So stop editing and hit "send").

Draft program is up!

Our draft program is now up on our Program page. There are still a few gaps we have left to fill, and some stuff may move around between now and September. But, please, have a look & let us know if there's anything we've missed you're dying to get on the schedule.

Workshop and panellist callout!

We are very close to putting up our draft program for Conflux 13. We've got a few gaps left, though, so this is your chance. Is there a panel topic you really want to see on the program? Do you want to volunteer to be on a panel or five? Do you have a great idea for a...

Time to get your creepy creativity on…

This year Conflux is offering an extra creative outlet for those of you so inclined... Riffing off the theme of  Guest of Honour Ellen Datlow's 2015 anthology, The Doll Collection, we would like you to try and creep us right out by creating something horrible for our...

Announcing the Conflux 13 venue!

This year Conflux 13 will be trying out a new venue! We'll be heading out to the brand new hotel Vibe, located just next to the Canberra airport. There is paid parking close by, with free parking available on Beltana Road in nearby Piallago if you don't mind a 5...

Progress Report

The first (and only) Progress Report for Conflux 13 Grimm Tales is now available on the PR Page. Get all the news and final information on preparations for the convention there (or by clicking on this link).

One month to go!

There's exactly one month to go until Conflux kicks off at Hotel Vibe! Have you got your membership? If not, get out your credit card, because every full con membership purchased between 1 - 7 September will go in the draw to win a ticket to the Conflux Guest of...

Program updated!

Our almost-final program is up on our Program page - why not have a look? It is chock full of delicious spec fic goodness, just waiting for your delectation come the end of September. There may be a few minor tweaks between now and when our members arrive bright and...

Ellen Datlow wins a Hugo!

She's done it again, folks. Conflux 13 is squeeing wildly extends its most heartfelt congratulations to our international Guest of Honour, Ellen Datlow, for winning another Hugo Award. We're just so thrilled we can't even. Link to the full list of winners and nominees...

Art show details

The Competitions page has been updated with additional details on the Art Show, including the entry form. (And a reminder - the Short Story Contest closes at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, MONDAY 31 JULY. So stop editing and hit "send").

Draft program is up!

Our draft program is now up on our Program page. There are still a few gaps we have left to fill, and some stuff may move around between now and September. But, please, have a look & let us know if there's anything we've missed you're dying to get on the schedule.

Workshop and panellist callout!

We are very close to putting up our draft program for Conflux 13. We've got a few gaps left, though, so this is your chance. Is there a panel topic you really want to see on the program? Do you want to volunteer to be on a panel or five? Do you have a great idea for a...

Time to get your creepy creativity on…

This year Conflux is offering an extra creative outlet for those of you so inclined... Riffing off the theme of  Guest of Honour Ellen Datlow's 2015 anthology, The Doll Collection, we would like you to try and creep us right out by creating something horrible for our...

Announcing the Conflux 13 venue!

This year Conflux 13 will be trying out a new venue! We'll be heading out to the brand new hotel Vibe, located just next to the Canberra airport. There is paid parking close by, with free parking available on Beltana Road in nearby Piallago if you don't mind a 5...

Progress Report

The first (and only) Progress Report for Conflux 13 Grimm Tales is now available on the PR Page. Get all the news and final information on preparations for the convention there (or by clicking on this link).

One month to go!

There's exactly one month to go until Conflux kicks off at Hotel Vibe! Have you got your membership? If not, get out your credit card, because every full con membership purchased between 1 - 7 September will go in the draw to win a ticket to the Conflux Guest of...

Program updated!

Our almost-final program is up on our Program page - why not have a look? It is chock full of delicious spec fic goodness, just waiting for your delectation come the end of September. There may be a few minor tweaks between now and when our members arrive bright and...

Ellen Datlow wins a Hugo!

She's done it again, folks. Conflux 13 is squeeing wildly extends its most heartfelt congratulations to our international Guest of Honour, Ellen Datlow, for winning another Hugo Award. We're just so thrilled we can't even. Link to the full list of winners and nominees...

Art show details

The Competitions page has been updated with additional details on the Art Show, including the entry form. (And a reminder - the Short Story Contest closes at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, MONDAY 31 JULY. So stop editing and hit "send").

Draft program is up!

Our draft program is now up on our Program page. There are still a few gaps we have left to fill, and some stuff may move around between now and September. But, please, have a look & let us know if there's anything we've missed you're dying to get on the schedule.

Workshop and panellist callout!

We are very close to putting up our draft program for Conflux 13. We've got a few gaps left, though, so this is your chance. Is there a panel topic you really want to see on the program? Do you want to volunteer to be on a panel or five? Do you have a great idea for a...

Time to get your creepy creativity on…

This year Conflux is offering an extra creative outlet for those of you so inclined... Riffing off the theme of  Guest of Honour Ellen Datlow's 2015 anthology, The Doll Collection, we would like you to try and creep us right out by creating something horrible for our...

Announcing the Conflux 13 venue!

This year Conflux 13 will be trying out a new venue! We'll be heading out to the brand new hotel Vibe, located just next to the Canberra airport. There is paid parking close by, with free parking available on Beltana Road in nearby Piallago if you don't mind a 5...

Progress Report

The first (and only) Progress Report for Conflux 13 Grimm Tales is now available on the PR Page. Get all the news and final information on preparations for the convention there (or by clicking on this link).

One month to go!

There's exactly one month to go until Conflux kicks off at Hotel Vibe! Have you got your membership? If not, get out your credit card, because every full con membership purchased between 1 - 7 September will go in the draw to win a ticket to the Conflux Guest of...

Program updated!

Our almost-final program is up on our Program page - why not have a look? It is chock full of delicious spec fic goodness, just waiting for your delectation come the end of September. There may be a few minor tweaks between now and when our members arrive bright and...

Ellen Datlow wins a Hugo!

She's done it again, folks. Conflux 13 is squeeing wildly extends its most heartfelt congratulations to our international Guest of Honour, Ellen Datlow, for winning another Hugo Award. We're just so thrilled we can't even. Link to the full list of winners and nominees...

Art show details

The Competitions page has been updated with additional details on the Art Show, including the entry form. (And a reminder - the Short Story Contest closes at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, MONDAY 31 JULY. So stop editing and hit "send").

Draft program is up!

Our draft program is now up on our Program page. There are still a few gaps we have left to fill, and some stuff may move around between now and September. But, please, have a look & let us know if there's anything we've missed you're dying to get on the schedule.

Workshop and panellist callout!

We are very close to putting up our draft program for Conflux 13. We've got a few gaps left, though, so this is your chance. Is there a panel topic you really want to see on the program? Do you want to volunteer to be on a panel or five? Do you have a great idea for a...

Time to get your creepy creativity on…

This year Conflux is offering an extra creative outlet for those of you so inclined... Riffing off the theme of  Guest of Honour Ellen Datlow's 2015 anthology, The Doll Collection, we would like you to try and creep us right out by creating something horrible for our...

Announcing the Conflux 13 venue!

This year Conflux 13 will be trying out a new venue! We'll be heading out to the brand new hotel Vibe, located just next to the Canberra airport. There is paid parking close by, with free parking available on Beltana Road in nearby Piallago if you don't mind a 5...

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